This Is Why Billie Eilish’s British Vogue Cover Is So Important

"Do whatever you want whenever you want."

 

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For some bizarre reason, people are obsessed with discussing Billie Eilish’s body. Ever since she came onto the music scene her choice of covering up in baggy oversized clothing was constantly talked about and criticised, as she didn’t dress like other singers her age.

Then, whenever Billie has worn something slightly more revealing the press goes crazy over it and she’s met with more criticism. It seems that whatever she wears, she can’t win?

This is why her latest cover shoot, with British Vogue, has really got people talking. It’s the first time Billie has done a shoot like this, where she’s not wearing her signature baggy clothes. Instead, she’s wearing figure hugging body suits and lingerie, and she looks incredible.

 

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Of course, this has divided the internet slightly and everyone seems to be weighing in on this new shoot, but why?

Some think she’s ‘sold out’ and perhaps reverted to sexualising herself like any other pop star. However, Billie has spoken about this before. In an interview with Dazed in January 2020, she shared that everyone should have the freedom to wear whatever they want.

“If I wore a dress to something, I would be hated for it, people would be like, ‘You’ve changed, how dare you do what you’ve always rebelled against?’ I’m like, ‘I’m not rebelling against anything, really.’ I can’t stress it enough. I’m just wearing what I wanna wear.”

 

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Just because one day she wants to wear a gigantic t-shirt, and another she wants to get dressed up for Vogue doesn’t mean she’s changing who she is, just that she’s trying different things.

It’s also important to remember that Billie is 19, and that what you wear through your teenage years won’t always be your style forever.

When Billie shared the cover shoot pictures she captioned them on Instagram; “i love these pictures and i loved doing this shoot. do whatever you want whenever you want. f*ck everything else.”

We couldn’t agree more.


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